The very fabric of reality is strained. Changes in the universal frequency are becoming commonplace. Now there are intruders who walk about, taking up lives in a world that's not their own.
Clarice Michelle Pierce can feel these shifts happening. Her connection to the multiverse has been an unexplained mystery for quite some time, but it hasn't stopped her from questioning the unquestioned.
"I can feel something here. Someone, maybe? Check the perimeter." Her curiosity as of late has led her to Emerald City, where she has taken up leadership within the city's community. Under the guise of a community leader, Miss Pierce warranted the attention of Maya Summers. Who, ironically, is an alternate Earth woman who doesn't belong to this planet.
"I'd feel more comfortable if you handled this quietly, Pedro. Wouldn't want to worry the neighborhood."
It didn't take long before Miss Pierce joined the ranks of L.O.V.E. which is a group of like-minded women aiming to protect Emerald City from the evils of the world. It was an offer she couldn't refuse, especially considering the fact that it meant being around Maya Summers. It was a chance to learn more about the multiverse while redeeming herself through heroics. Two birds and one stone, she thought to herself before agreeing to Maya's terms.
Yet, there was still something off about the whole ordeal. Ever since she left the ICE Brew, Miss Pierce has felt disturbed. Often times, she's woken up in the dead of night with the creeping suspicion that she is being watched.
"Who's there? SHOW YOURSELF!" Despite her security detail surveilling the mansion, a hidden figure managed to get inside of her bedroom quarters. Insulted by the display of disrespect, Miss Pierce telepathically probes the intruder. Her suspicions have rung true.
The telepathic blast disrupts the cloaked figure, which in turn causes a primal scream to belt out from the intruder's mouth. The screeching sound irritates Miss Pierce's ears, distorting her sense of hearing as she loses her footing and falls from a dizzy spell caused by the reactive attack. When she looks up to see her attacker, Miss Pierce is at loss of words.
A devilish smirk and a face far too familiar. "Your powers are still a novelty act. Which makes this easier for me." The genetically superior Queen of Olympus is impressed by the girl's style. She's lived quite the life, but she's no Clarice Michelle Zeraz.
"I don't understand--" Without hesitation, the Goddess of Reality creates a telekinetic construct around the neck of her counterpart, suffocating the broad within an inch of her life.
"The truth is you wouldn't understand it, sweetheart. There is a crisis coming for the multiverse. Worlds have changed yet seemingly the same. The cracks are in the foundation and the crisis will undo us all." The eyes of Miss Pierce water as her doppelganger kneels beside her.
"Don't bother resisting. You've rewritten reality too much to have any chance of competing against me. Besides I'm not here to kill you, sweetheart." She patted the head of her alternate self as the girl nodded away into a deep unconscious state. "I'm here to be the hero you've always wanted to be."
"Well that...and to kill MAYA SUMMERS."